Security advocates finally seem to have the public's attention, and the hope is that people -- including lawmakers -- will take their advice more seriously.

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Salesforce poses a huge security risk as it does NOT provide virus scanning and/or a way to prevent certain files, attachments, document uploads or chatter from entering the system with malicious content. This is especially concerning when a Salesforce application is publicly exposed through communities and sites.com. Thankfully, there is a solution offered by a startup in Austin, TX, and large financial institutions and the U.S. Government are taking notice. @salesforce, #cybersecurity,#virusprotection

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black friday cyber

In anticipation of the online-shopping deluge, digital crooks time their phishing emails, malicious links and other online attacks and scams to Black Friday, Cyber Monday and through the rest of the holiday season.

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Cybersecurity on a budget

An insider could introduce malware to your network or an opening for theft that would have been otherwise blocked by antivirus or your firewall. The following measures are vetted practices that have worked for private institutions and public sector ones as well. @Salesforce

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Abode Flash security issues

The malware, known as FinSpy or FinFisher, is a commercial product typically sold to nation states and law enforcement agencies to conduct surveillance. @adobe

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Hacked Again?

The company has already been reeling from a breach that exposed the personal information of 145.5 million people. Equifax said it has disabled a customer help webpage while its security teams investigate.

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It’s time for all of us to play defense, because Equifax clearly did not. In the wake of the epic breach of as many as 143 million of our Social Security numbers, names and addresses from the company’s credit files, the company put up a website that attempted to make sense of things for consumers. #Equifaxbreach #cybersecurity

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Equifax said data on 143 million U.S. customers was obtained in a breach. The breach was discovered July 29. Personal data including birth dates, credit card numbers and more were obtained in the breach. Three Equifax executives sold shares in the company days after the breach was discovered. #equifaxbreach #cybersecurity

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Herjavec Group

Cybercriminal activity tends to increase significantly following a natural disaster of this magnitude.For example, fraudulent emails that mimic reputable charitable organizations requesting donations, often contain malicious links or attachments that direct users to malware-infected websites. @HerjavecGroup #HurricaneHarvey #Phising #ScamAlert

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cyber spying campaign

The campaign appeared to be the work of several groups, but tactics and techniques used suggest that the groups were operating with “similar goals or under the same sponsor”, probably a nation state... @cyber #cybersecurity #information

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